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I have lived and grown up in this wonderful neighborhood. I lived smack in the middle between hoover and figueroa. I would have to agree with the rest of the comments and say that when compared to other neighborhoods, this one is relatively calm. It still is not the prettiest though. There are still plenty of prostitutes on figueroa and plenty of liquor stores. Drug users always go up and down my alley, and there is the occasional break in when they try to steal my recycled cans. People in the street still argue and cuz each other out. There are not much gun shots, but the sirens and the bird still remain in the night. I think its more eerie when you wake up at night because it is too quite and do not hear anything. Like I have said, I grew up here and its definitely home to me.
As a long time resident of the area we have had our ups and downs. More ups than downs. I agree with Ernesto, its beautiful in this quite little community less crime and YES! House parties all nite without a problem. I was born and raised in this community and proudly I work here in this community. LOVE IS LOVE.......(KING DUKE THE GREAT)
Vermont Knolls is very small but a funny neighborhood. West of vermont next to Crenshaw Christian Center its an Oasis. Beautiful homes, quite, safe, East of vermont is the ghetto; dirty streets messed up houses tagged up walls. If you are on the good side, this is a great location conveniently located close to downtown and you can have house parties all night long as neighbors don't mind unlike other upper end neighborhoods around LA. Yeah there is no real restaurants or healthy grocery stores around the area but downtown and culver city are 10 -15 minutes away. New development in Vermont ave should improve that in the coming years.
I lived in LA for 32 years, and nearby for another 25, and I never heard the name "Vermont Knolls". But I love it. When I was a kid all those community names were still used, like Nadeau and Franklin. I love that. Makes it personal.
I'm down with Vermont Knolls!
I agree when it comes to living in proverty, but the truth of the matter is NO ONE CARES, and its sad to say....
Recently read an article that there hadn't been a homicide in three years from west 85th street to west 73rd street between Hoover and Halldale. When I read that article it made me proud to live here and I felt somewhat at ease. That three year streak has been broken as of thursday 01/28/10 when a young man was gunned down on 78th street. Now I'm terrified for my children to play in the yard. The School system is poor, nearby Grocery stores stink with old rotting food. There are only fried chicken restaurants within a 3 mile radius. It makes you disgusted that this is all that's available to you. Sorry I didn't do my homework before purchasing a home in this area. It isn't that easy to just pick up and leave.
"Vermont Knolls" is a small neighborhood in the "Manchester Square" community neighborhood. Its borders are 83rd Steet on the south,78th Street on the north, Vermont Blvd. on the east , and Normandie Ave on the west
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